Oregon Inlet Campground – our last stop in the Outer Banks

Oregon Inlet Campground

campsite at oregon inlet.

Our last stay in the Outer Banks of North Carolina was Oregon Inlet Campground, another National Park Service campground part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Like Ocracoke and Frisco, this campground has no RV hook-ups, and the bathroom showers are unheated.

Hanging out with The Motorhome Experiment at Oregon Inlet.

This campground is relatively flat, and you will get a little bit of noise from the highway. But it also has easy beach access. And the campsites are decently spread out.

After we got settled, we checked out the beach.

Beach sand at Oregon Inlet.

Kevin and Paul got in the water.

Beach at Oregon Inlet.

And Paul busted out the boogie board. (I’m probably going to get in trouble for posting this.)

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And here are a few more photos from around Oregon Inlet Campground. Not bad.Oregon Inlet sand dunes.

Oregon Inlet flowers.

Oregon Inlet sunset.

Activities Near Oregon Inlet Campground

Wright Brothers National Memorial

When in the Outer Banks, you’ve got to go check out where the Wright Brothers had their first successful flights in 1903.

But first, let’s take a moment to shame this person on the internet for parking their car in a spot meant for buses, RVs, and trailers.

Car parked in RV and bus spot at Wright Brothers Memorial.

The main visitor center was closed when we went, but they did have a temporary facility set up. The updated facility is due to open in the summer of 2018.

Wright Brothers Memorial.

Wright Brothers first in flight.

This boulder marks the takeoff spot.

Wright Brothers take-off spot.

A medallion marks the 100th anniversary of the first flight.

Wright Brothers first flight 100 year anniversary medallion.

And here’s the actual memorial.

Wright Brothers memorial on a hill.

Wright Brothers memorial close up.

Keep in mind that unless the new visitor’s center is open, there’s pretty much no shelter at this site. So it’s likely to be baking hot in the summertime.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

jockey ridge state park dunes.

At Jockey’s Ridge State Park you’ll find the tallest natural dunes in the eastern United States. There are people in all of these photos to give you an idea of scale.

jockey ridge state park dunes panorama.

Signs at the park warn you of the potential of hot sand. Try to visit on an overcast day like we did and you won’t have that problem.

jockey ridge state park dunes panorama.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try hang-gliding here. Or, bring a kite. The top of the dunes is the perfect place to fly one. Sand-boarding is also an option during certain times of the year.

Bodie Island Light Station

bodie island light station.

The Bodie Island Light Station is ridiculously photogenic just like Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke. It was closed by the time we got there, but that didn’t stop us from getting these fantastic photos.

bodie island light station.

bodie island light station.

Vegan Eats Good and Bad

Outer Banks Brewing Station

We popped into Outer Banks Brewing Station for lunch. The beer flight was a full 20 ounces of beer.

beer flight at outer banks brewing station.

beer menu at outer banks brewing station.

The veggie chipotle burger patty itself is vegan, and they were happy to substitute avocado for the avocado aioli to make the whole thing vegan. And they didn’t skimp on that avocado! File this one under “good” vegan food.

veggie chipotle burger with fries at outer banks brewing station.

veggie chipotle burger with sweet potato fries at outer banks brewing station.

We were there during the lunch menu. On the dinner menu, there’s also a coconut tofu dish.

Outer Banks Brewing Station is the first wind-powered brewpub in the U.S. That’s pretty cool! We always love businesses using alternative energy.
outer banks brewing station is wind powered.

wind turbine at outer banks brewing station.

Weeping Radish

weeping radish.

As we headed away from the Outer Banks, we passed by Weeping Radish, North Carolina’s oldest microbrewery. We decided to take a chance and stop there for lunch.

weeping radish brewery.

The best part about Weeping Radish was this sweet goat that was outside.

goat at weeping radish.

The vegan options turned out the be a pretzel, fries, and a dull salad. And the pretzel Kevin got was dry and stale for some reason. Mine was fine. The beer was okay though.

beer flight at weeping radish.

weeping radish pretzel.

weeping radish salad.

It was pretty cool that you could see the brewery. But sadly the food was pointless for a vegan.

weeping radish brewery.

weeping radish brewery.

If you’d like to watch a video about our visit, The Motorhome Experiment has got you covered!

So that ends our time in the Outer Banks! Our favorite by far was Ocracoke. Have you been to the Outer Banks? Where did you stay? What did you think?

Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

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